Junior Church

Junior Church

Junior Church

Sundays and Tuesdays (ages 0-10 years)

We help children to build personal relationships with Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through understanding, exploring and applying the Bible in a relevant, child-friendly way.

All our staff and volunteers are DBS-checked and trained to care for your child. A copy of our Child Protection Policy can be made available on request.

We love children… and they love JC!

Our classes are positive and faith-filled with facilities that are colourful and child-friendly. Our team bring an attitude of joy and impart life to children at every age.

JC teaches children the Word of God by studying key themes and stories in the Bible. You can be sure that every child is given the opportunity to learn the Word, live it and love the Lord.

JC at Home

Church has moved online for the duration of the lockdown – and so has JC! Each week we put new videos, links, notes and resources here to equip you to recreate JC at home. Worship with our JC YouTube playlist, listen to a Bible story read by one of our team, download the activities and lesson notes, follow along with a make, and join in the memory verse challenge! We’ve got everything you need to help build your child’s faith. Have a read of this article to get an idea of how you can use these materials to recreate JC at Home.

Lessons for 25-07-21

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘This shamed his enemies, but all the people rejoiced at the wonderful things he did.’ (Luke 13:17, NLT)

JC Worship 2

JC Worship 1

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://youtu.be/l8wgtSYPeng

2. Find out more about the amazing body and skeleton God created in you: https://youtu.be/3MN-M4gsDX0

Recent JC Lessons

David

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjtRRmQt-5k

2. Look at the consequence of Solomon’s sins for generations after: https://www.pursuegodkids.org/the-kingdom-is-divided

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch a walkthrough of what the temple might have looked like after Solomon followed all God’s instructions. This is an artist’s impression so may not be exactly true. Read the Bible description in 1 Kings 7 – how would you imagine it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2tha7ogpec

2. Watch the story about the very specific instructions God gave for the Temple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVg-QuEZPzk

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eho1_fkjiOA

2. Play with some playdough/clay/slime or draw a picture. When it doesn’t go right, what do you do? You rub it out/break it up and then start again. Being forgiven is like this! We get to have another go! Thank God for forgiving you today.

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story of David and Mephibosheth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDTYvpoU1Nk

2. Lego version of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6dVufMoA8k

3. Challenge yourself to show kindness every day this week. You can make up your own, or pick some of the ideas on this site. You can also encourage your parents to support the church AoK: https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/100-acts-kindness-kids

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story about David’s prayers and songs. He always thanked God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yImbRHFPSHk

2. Make a 14-day challenge calendar. Can you think of 14 things to be thankful to God for? Make sure you thank God for at least one of those things each day over the next couple of weeks!

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Make a treasure box. What is special to you? Can you put something in which reminds you that God is special in your life too?

2. Make a king’s crown. Decorate it with pictures from David’s life. Add the memory verse around the edge.

3. Watch the story of the moving of the Ark of the Covenant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcZ_Yy8aWo0

Jesus at the Centre

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Luke 10:27, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQGKLA4AfXs

2. Take some time to sit and read a selection of Bible stories.

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Luke 10:27, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II_v3KTtgDw

2. For some messy fun, provide some bowls of water and invite the children to carefully wash the soles of each other’s shoes. Link this in with Luke 7:47 about being forgiven a lot and being very grateful. Say that if your shoes had dog poo on them, you would be more thankful to someone who cleaned them than if it were just normal road dirt.

3. Have a go at making your own perfume/potpourri: https://www.howweelearn.com/making-potpourri-with-kids

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Luke 10:27, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cmppSIQUX4

2. Break the roof! Retell the story by making a house and breaking the roof! You could use big boxes, Lego or other construction materials, or even ‘borrow’ the cushions from the sofa!

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Luke 10:27, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://youtu.be/KBexQG9_RI8

2. Make a giant poster including pictures (and Bible references!) for all the amazing things Jesus did.

3. Learn some actions and sing along to this song: https://youtu.be/ty9bZXN4uWA

Support your child’s journey

There are loads of resources out there to help you talk to your kids about Jesus. We use The Bible App for Kids and Scripture Union’s Light (you need to register, but it’s free) in JC every week and you can be sure that they will be safe and the content will be appropriate and beneficial for your children.

JC Classes
JC Starfish

Starfish (Age 0 – 1 year)

Starfish is a safe environment for your infant to sleep, feed, play or be changed. It’s also a private area where mothers can feed their children.

JC Jellyfish

Jellyfish (Age 1 – 2 years)

Jellyfish encourages the children to develop Christian principles and social skills through play, singing and activities.

JC Dolphins

Dolphins (Age 3 years, Foundation 1 & 2)

Dolphins teaches simple Bible stories and principles in fun and interactive ways through story times, drama, songs, games and craft.

JC Turtles

Turtles (Year 1 & 2)

Turtles encourages children to start reading the Bible for themselves, and learn about the Bible and Christian principles through stories, games, worksheets, activities and craft.

JC Sharks

Sharks (Year 3 & 4)

Sharks encourages children to question the world and make their own decisions for God. We explore the Bible and church principles in a child-friendly form and encourage participation in Bible reading and prayer, as well as in music, drama and craft.

JC Stingrays

Stingrays (Year 5 & 6)

Stingrays aims to smooth the transition to full participation in church meetings. We focus on Scripture and prayer in a more structured environment and encourage the children to make decisions for God and to make church their home.

Get in touch!

As you can see there is loads going on, and we’d love for you and your children to be a part of it! For more information or if you just want to talk about JC, you can speak to Sarah Woods, our JC Co-ordinator, email us at jc@harvestcity.org, or contact the Church office.